Material Design Layers & Shadows – Light Tool Tutorial

    In this After Effects motion graphic tutorial we are going to be taking a look at how to leverage the power of the light tool to give shadows and complexity to your project. This is essentially a tutorial on how to reproduce Material Design (Google) lighting in After Effects.

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    Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production process of film making and television production. Among other things, After Effects can be used for keying, tracking, compositing and animation. It also functions as a very basic non-linear editor, audio editor and media transcoder.

    Editor’s Note:
    I hope you enjoyed this video and learned a thing or two about how to use lighting in after effects. Lights in after effects 2017 are great because they give you an alternative to the standard after effects drop shadow tutorial in after effects. The light tool is something that everyone should get their hands on and is essential for creating material design elements in after effects (material design templates / material design intro animations).

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